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The impressive 2D cyberpunk action-RPG Dex is now DRM free on GOG

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Thanks to GOG for sending in a key to GOL, I got to try out Dex. It's a visually impressive 2D cyberpunk action-RPG.

Apart from the issue of having to install some libs to get it to work (full list available on the GOG store page) and some multi-monitor issues at the start, the game has performed like a champ. If you do have more than one monitor and it starts on the wrong one, you can set it to windowed mode and drag it over to fullscreen it on the correct monitor.

I don't actually own the game on elsewhere, so being given it was a bit of a treat as it was one on my backlog to try eventually.

Visually, it actually reminds me of a beefed-up Beneath a Steel Sky, at least a little (vastly different gameplay though), did anyone else feel that way?

There's plenty of loot to obtain, even porn mags. I'm not making that up either, porn mags are loot.

The combat is all real time, but you do have an assortment of weapons and skills you're able to use. Thanks to the skill system the game can be played in an assortment of different ways.

What surprised me the most about Dex is the quality voice acting. I thought it would be text dialogue only, but voice over as well is great.

I have to say, I am seriously impressed with Dex to the point of continuing on with it after I finish up this article.

About the game
Wanted dead by a mysterious and far-reaching organization, you will traverse the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and make unexpected allies on your quest to bring down the system! In this cyberpunk adventure inspired by Blade Runner and Neuromancer, you are free to choose your playstyle: will you be a silent assassin, a hacker, a diplomat or a straightforward gunfighter?

Designed as a throwback to earlier 2D platforming and action games combined with modern RPG elements, Dex offers real-time combat, a mature storyline and interactive dialogues.

Find Dex on GOG. It's on sale right now, great time to try it out. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Shmerl 17 June 2016 at 8:53 pm UTC
Yes, I definitely felt some relation to Beneath A Steel Sky (including entering cyberpace and etc.). It's cyberpunk after all, so it's not that surprising And 2D style adds to the similarity as well.


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PublicNuisance 17 June 2016 at 8:53 pm UTC
I was really happy to see this on GOG. I have cut myself off for this sale, spent almost $200 so far but I will pick this up soon.
cxpher@gmail.com 18 June 2016 at 5:03 am UTC
I'm going to get this when it's on sale on Steam. GOG, the first thing i'll get before anything else is the client. That's, if it's coming.
wolfyrion 18 June 2016 at 5:35 am UTC
GOG should have given steam keys as well on every game purchase, like Humble.
Both DRM Free and Steam Key.

In this way they satisfy both DRM Free Fanatics and Steam User fanatics and it will certainly increase their sales.

As for me thats the only reason I dont buy games from GOG and I still dont understand why they are not doing this.
Avehicle7887 18 June 2016 at 9:24 am UTC
wolfyrionGOG should have given steam keys as well on every game purchase, like Humble.
Both DRM Free and Steam Key.

In this way they satisfy both DRM Free Fanatics and Steam User fanatics and it will certainly increase their sales.

As for me thats the only reason I dont buy games from GOG and I still dont understand why they are not doing this.

Because GOG and Steam are competitors not partners, unlike Humble Bundle. If GOG started offering Steam keys, believe me many people would stop buying from them, including me.
Tchey 18 June 2016 at 9:34 am UTC
Dex was quite disappointing in my opinion. Nice ambiance, but poor gameplay overall.
Plintslîcho 18 June 2016 at 10:57 am UTC
I'm torn between picking this game up or not. I really like the Deus Ex vibe of it. But every time I see the beat 'em up gameplay I'm totally put off again.
Pit 18 June 2016 at 3:00 pm UTC
wolfyrionGOG should have given steam keys as well on every game purchase, like Humble.
Both DRM Free and Steam Key.

Steam should give you DRM-free downloads for the games they sell and allow you playing them outside the steam client, and keep them when terminatint the acount.

Sounds weird? Not less than your request.

As for Dex: I saw the announcement & Trailer on GOG, and found it quite interesting. Clearly on the watch list, and due to the references to BaSS here quite high up
robvv 18 June 2016 at 5:01 pm UTC
I enjoyed playing Dex, but as I've always been a fan of 2D platformers it really hit the spot.

The gameplay actually reminded me of the old Superior Software title Spycat :-)

Only complaint about the game was the rather short play time.
Shmerl 19 June 2016 at 3:23 am UTC
wolfyrionGOG should have given steam keys as well on every game purchase, like Humble.
Both DRM Free and Steam Key.

Why should they? Steam is their competitor. It's up to Steam to offer something like that if developers approve. I.e. similar to GOG connect.


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